‘Whispers’ – Latest on Jack Butland’s Stoke City future and potential transfer



Jack Butland’s Stoke City future has been a talking point once again during this summer’s transfer window.

The England international goalkeeper is in the final year of his contract at the bet365 Stadium.

Butland is being tipped for a move away from the club this summer, with Stoke apparently willing to listen to offers.

The 27-year-old missed last weekend’s Carabao Cup first round tie with Blackpool due to an injury, with Adam Davies getting the nod.

StokeonTrentLive’s Pete Smith has given an update on the Butland situation.

“There have been a couple of whispers around,” he said. “Fulham and West Ham keep being mentioned.

“Fulham’s keeper, (Marek) Rodak, was one of their contenders for player of the season (in 2019-20), so I would expect him to be their number one for the season coming. So we’ll see what happens there.

“We’re really in the same situation we’ve been in for the last couple of weeks.

“Everyone accepts that Jack Butland needs to move and he can’t spend this season just seeing out his contract as a reserve keeper. It doesn’t do anyone any favours.

“So fingers crossed, something will get sorted.

“Michael O’Neill was pretty clear on Saturday – although Butland was injured for the Blackpool game, Adam Davies would have started anyway.

“The situation is clear as far as he is concerned, so we’re just waiting to see if anyone does come knocking.”





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